Family Connections by Children at IBC

By Jeremy Varnell
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This morning we continued in the Book of Judges learning about probably the second-most famous judge, Gideon. Maybe you remember the name, Gideon, but you are not sure why, but there are so many cool, probably even mind-blowing things that happened in his time leading the Israelites. In Judges 6-8, you can read about the way Gideon trusted in a God who defies the odds. He pared down Gideon's army from 32,000 to just 300 men to take on an army of Midianites numbering around 100,000. Then God asked them to attack using only jars and horns and torches. This week as you continue the conversation, talk about times you have seen or heard about God defying expectations.

Here are some starter questions:

Elementary

  1. What is the most surprising part of the story of Gideon vs. the Midianites? His need for multiple assurances from God? The shrinking of the army? The unusual weaponry? 
  2. Why do you think God would shrink Gideon's army to be so outnumbered before battle? What was God trying to achieve?

Preschool 

  1. Gideon was surprised that God wanted to use him to lead the Israelites. Does God use all kinds of people to accomplish His purposes? Weak people? Strong people? 
  2. God helped Gideon and the Israelites win without weapons. What did they use? Is it surprising that they didn't need weapons?  

MOVING DAY IS JUNE 2ND. ALL AGES AND GRADES WILL BE CHANGING CLASSES ON SUNDAY, JUNE 2ND. NEXT WEEK, WE WILL SEND A MAP DETAILING THE CLASSROOMS FOR EACH AREA. 

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